chocolate-peppermint bundt cake {#25RecipestoXmas}

December 11, 2012

in Cakes & Tea Cakes

As promised, I have another chocolate and peppermint recipe for you today – first there were cookies, and now we’re eating cake!

I’m a guest post at Roxana’s Home Baking, one of my favorite baking bloggers. Roxana constantly amazes me with her beautiful layer cakes and gorgeous loaves of bread; I’m convinced she was born to bake! I’m excited to participate in her event 25 Recipes to Christmas, a month-long celebration of Christmas treats.

Please visit Roxana’s Home Baking for the recipe!

Chocolate-Peppermint Bundt Cake
1 cup boiling water
6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
3 large eggs
2/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Glaze & Topping
3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted

1 to 2 Tbsp low-fat milk

1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/8 tsp peppermint extract

2 peppermint candy canes, crushed

Preheat oven to 350°F and coat a 12-cup bundt pan with nonstick spray. Whisk together boiling water and cocoa, then set aside to cool. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

Beat butter, sugar, and peppermint extract in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes); add eggs one at a time and beat well. Whisk yogurt into cooled cocoa mixture. Add half of flour mixture to sugar mixture and beat until just combined. Add cocoa mixture, then finish with remaining flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth with an offset spatula; tap pan sharply to remove air bubbles. Bake 34 to 35 minutes, until cake begins to pull away from edges of pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; carefully invert onto rack and cool completely.

For the glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk, butter, and peppermint extract in a small bowl. Place wire rack with cooled cake over a piece of wax paper; drizzle cake with glaze and sprinkle with crushed candy canes; let set before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.

Yield – 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Calories – 210
Carbs – 36

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1 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking December 11, 2012

Hi Laura,
Thanks so much for bringing this cake to my blog. It’s amazing. Yes I do love chocolate and peppermint. Holidays would not be the same without this intoxicating combo.


2 kristy @ the wicked noodle December 11, 2012

Laura, that cake is GORGEOUS!! Roxana isn’t the only one who was born to bake!!


3 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 11, 2012

Pretty pretty pretty!


4 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen December 11, 2012

Very very pretty! ♥


5 Karen (Back Road Journal) December 11, 2012

This looks like a great cake for my Christmas party…it is so pretty.


6 Kate@Diethood December 11, 2012

Oh that is gordg!! Hopping over to Roxana’s!


7 The Café Sucré Farine December 11, 2012

So pretty Laura. I love the simplicity yet universal popularity of bundt cakes. This will be great for any holiday event, thanks!


8 Valerie December 11, 2012

That’s one beautiful bundt! :D


9 Laura @ Family Spice December 11, 2012

Just beautiful! I love chocolate and peppermint!


10 Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin December 11, 2012

Could there be a more perfect cake for a holiday celebration? Beautiful photos – looks almost too pretty to eat (almost)! :)


11 Lan | angry asian December 11, 2012

oh laura,
this looks beautiful!


12 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef December 11, 2012

This is the most festive looking cake! Off to Roxana’s :)


13 Cassie | Bake Your Day December 11, 2012

This is stunning, Laura! Nothing better than chocolate-mint combo!


14 Mercedes December 11, 2012

This cake is so gorgeous Laura! I will be heading over to check out the recipe ASAP!


15 Patty December 11, 2012

Beautiful cake for the holidays!!! I would be thrilled to serve this lovely creation to my family at Christmas-going to check out your guest post;-)


16 Sandra's Easy Cooking December 11, 2012

Yummy! Looks like made with perfection….and i love roxy’s blog too, she is too addicting and i am dreaming about her picture perfect recipes!:)) Will check it!!!!


17 Julie @ Table for Two December 11, 2012

this is stunning and super gorgeous. i’d be too afraid to eat it haha


18 Ashley@BakerbyNature December 11, 2012

So much beauty and flavor in one cake! I love it.


19 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme December 11, 2012

This is such a pretty cake and so festive for this time of year! I look forward to checking out this recipe! :)


20 Suzanne December 11, 2012

Very pretty bundt cake I can’t get enough peppermint in the season!


21 Lora @cakeduchess December 11, 2012

This cake is so pretty, Laura. The perfect way to have chocolate and peppermint. Will go over to get the recipe from Roxy:)xx


22 Claire @ Claire K Creations December 11, 2012

Oh so very pretty! I tried baking candy canes in biscuits over the weekend and it was a disaster. Maybe I’d have more luck putting them on top of the goodies.


23 Priscilla | ShesCookin December 11, 2012

So pretty and festive! Brilliant idea for candy canes :)


24 Deb December 11, 2012

Such a stunning Bundt, sparkling with peppermint! A splendid holiday dessert!


25 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings December 11, 2012

Laura, this is some serious bundt! I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t want to eat this? Seriously!


26 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} December 11, 2012

Laura – what a perfectly stunning holiday delight! I bet this was super tasty!!!


27 Kankana December 11, 2012

I drooled at this photo when you shared it in Instagram and now looking in a bigger screen, it looks more tempting! Happy Holidays :)


28 Simone December 11, 2012

Ooooo that is such a stunning and gorgeous cake! Wow….


29 Nami | Just One Cookbook December 11, 2012

This is the prettiest bundt cake for Christmas! I agree Roxana was born to bake, but I must add you were born to bake too!!!! I was born to eat… ;) Heading over now.


30 suzanne Perazzini December 12, 2012

Peppermint and chocolate is such a wonderful combination. It looks beautiful.


31 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 12, 2012

I love that candy cane and snow pattern on top of it! :D


32 Jen @ Savory Simple December 12, 2012

Laura, this cake is a stunner!


33 Carol | a cup of mascarpone December 12, 2012

What a beautiful cake, Laura! I’d give anything for a slice with my coffee right now!!!


34 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) December 12, 2012

That is such a beautiful Bundt cake Laura!


35 marina {} December 12, 2012

Oh this is gorgeous. I a may just have to make it for Christmas!


36 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 12, 2012

What a stunning bundt cake! And so festive! Can I please get a slice? It seems like you have plenty to go around, right?


37 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts December 12, 2012

What a gorgeous cake Laura! It sounds delicious too!


38 JJ @ 84thand3rd December 12, 2012

Gorgeous and so festive! Will pop over there now to check out the recipe!


39 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers December 12, 2012

What a gorgeous bundt cake Laura! I do wish I am in your kitchen right now having a slice (or two) of this cake. You and Roxana are such inspirations to baking!


40 Faith December 12, 2012

This is absolutely stunning – I can never resist chocolate + peppermint!


41 Jessica | Portuguese Girl Cooks December 12, 2012

What a gorgeous cake, Laura! I’m a recent lover of the chocolate and mint combo!


42 Averie @ Averie Cooks December 12, 2012

Laura your cake is stunning! It’s magazine-worthy, standing so tall and proud and just beautiful! Can’t beat that flavor combo, either!


43 Kiran @ December 12, 2012

I wouldn’t dare to cut a slice into this beautiful cake. Way too pretty to eat ;)


44 marla December 13, 2012

Such a gorgeous holiday cake!!


45 Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} December 13, 2012

Peppermint cake… say what?! I love it!


46 Hannah December 13, 2012

A stunning cake, Laura! I’m popping over now to check out the recipe. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!


47 Peggy December 13, 2012

What a beautiful bundt cake! Perfect for the holidays =)


48 tanja@tanjascookingcorner December 13, 2012

What a stunning cake, it looks so festive and I bet it tastes heavenly!! Love Roxana’s baking, but let me tell you that yours is amazing just like hers! Heading over to Roxana now :)


49 Liz December 13, 2012

Such a gorgeous Bundt cake! It just shouts Christmas :)


50 Magic of Spice December 13, 2012

So beautiful and so festive!


51 Rosa December 13, 2012

Such a beautiful cake! I love the pretty decorations.




52 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 14, 2012

Laura, I’ve got a silly question but I want to pin this but it comes up with the 25 recipes to Christmas image and no option to get the opening photo of the cake.


53 Nancy/SpicieFoodie December 14, 2012

Hi Laura, I’m always left in awe of your creations. You too were born to bake. Heading over to see your guest post.


54 Susan December 14, 2012

What a wonderful flavor combination – and a beautiful cake!


55 Charles December 14, 2012

Really need to get myself one of those bundt pans… always makes such a pretty looking cake. Beautiful frosting too!


56 Jennifer @ Delicieux December 14, 2012

Chocolate and peppermint is such a winning combination. I’d love a huge slice of this with my cup of tea. I love the crushed candy canes on top.


57 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen December 15, 2012

Beautiful icing, how festive!


58 Liren December 16, 2012

Beyond stunning, Laura. Really! I will have to stop by Roxana’s and have a second helping :)


59 Terra December 16, 2012

Truly beautiful!!! I made a bundt cake this week with Chobani, they had a holiday dinner where we cooked fun recipes. I really love making bundt cakes, and need to make them more often:-) Chocolatey love happening here, hugs, Terra


60 Tara December 18, 2012

What a gorgeous cake!!! I have added it to my Mouth Watering Mondays post. Come on over to see it at Cheers, Tara


61 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) December 19, 2012

Super gorgeous–that’s all I have to say.



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